Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Module 5

This was a great module and I’m glad it was included in the WEB 2.0 course. For me it involved a bit of old as well as some new programs/tools. With so many new tools and programs that we are exposed to and encouraged to use in our classrooms, I believe we (teachers) sometimes forget about simple programs like Bubble.us  It’s so easy to use and the kids always love using it. I can think of at least a couple of times so far this year my students could have used it to organise their thinking, where instead we opted for a paper and pencil Mindmap. Thinking back now I’m pretty sure which one the kids would have preferred to use!

Glogster is new to me but I can already see that it is another tool that the kids will love and find useful, particularly those creative students I have.

Prezi is completely new to me, and I’m not all that confident in using it yet. However, I’ve seen colleagues at work use it and they really like it and say that the kids have enjoyed Prezis they’ve created. To me Prezi seems to be another, and probably a better way to present information that I would otherwise present in a PowerPoint. Prezi is a tool I am definitely interested in looking more into and using to enhance the way I present things to my students.

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